March 1, 1992 |
What can you tell us about a new casino resort on an Indian reservation in Connecticut? S.G., Bensalem The casino is the Foxwoods High Stakes Bingo & Casino in Ledyard, Conn., operated by the Mashantucket Pequot tribe. It opened last month and became the East Coast's first casino outside Atlantic City. Besides bingo, it offers craps, poker, blackjack and roulette. Slot-machine betting is not allowed because it is illegal in Connecticut. However, the casino does have some video slot machines that don't take or give money, anticipating the day when the economically depressed state authorizes slot betting.
February 11, 2013 |
Developer Ken Goldenberg is hard to pin down. Like an object in perpetual motion, he pivots from one real estate project to another on any given day. He has eight significant developments going on throughout the region, including high-rise student housing next to Temple University, luxury carriage homes behind Haverford College, and a mixed-use project in the Graduate Hospital area. But one project clearly has the head of the Blue Bell-based Goldenberg Group excited.
December 10, 2004 |
Once upon a time, it was to be a glittering cinema and entertainment center, perched atop a 12-story parking garage overlooking the Vine Street Expressway. At other times, the site was to be a hotel. Or a health-care complex. Or a pharmaceutical company headquarters. Or the entertainment and parking annex of a Phillies ballpark. Or a place called "News Town" that would house the city's two major newspapers. All of these ideas grew into serious proposals that seemed workable for a time.
October 8, 2008 |
COMMUNITY GROUPS and city officials will meet tomorrow night to discuss the prospect of a casino coming to Market East. While some members of the community will argue "not in my backyard," and public officials will listen to community concerns and propose solutions, all will try to grapple with the uncertainty that comes with large-scale development. This is a familiar scenario, especially to those who worked to develop the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware, where the siting of two casinos threatened to derail the 13-month process completed in November that engaged more than 4,000 Philadelphians.
August 6, 1991 |
Ross Webber, a professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will teach a three-hour class tomorrow on how to be a courageous manager. Thursday and Friday, Florence Berger and Dennis Ferguson, associate professors at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, will conduct classes on creative management. However, the three days of instruction are not being held on Penn's campus in Philadelphia or high above Cayuga's waters in Upstate New York.
November 30, 2007
Casinos Atlantic City Hilton Boston at the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-347-7111. www.hiltonac.com . Tom Jones. $100. 11/30 9 pm. 12/1 8 pm. 12/2 7 pm. Melissa Manchester. $35. 12/6 7 pm. Bally's Atlantic City Park Place & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-340-2000. www.ballysac.com . Darren Romeo. $25. 12/1 7 & 10 pm. 12/2-12/3 7 pm. 12/4-12/6 3:30 & 7 pm. Comedy Stop at the Trop Brighton & the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-822-7353. www.thecomedystop.
June 20, 2014 |
WHAT WAS supposed to be the crown jewel in Atlantic City's glittering gaming empire is in danger of becoming its biggest failure. A mere 26 months after its opening, the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel stands on the brink of shutting down after its employees were notified that the sprawling adult playpen could close before the end of the summer if a buyer is not found. In a letter, Revel honchos told workers that if the property "is unable to complete such a sale promptly, Revel expects to close its entire facility" as early as Aug. 18. The warning came as lawyers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time in as many years, and the company received an emergency $125 million loan from an unnamed co-owner to keep the doors open the next two months.
April 10, 2012 |
With Philadelphia still facing an unacceptably high unemployment rate and continuing to search for revenue to fund core services, we should be welcoming new, revenue-generating employers to the city. Yet the recent revocation of Foxwoods' license to operate a casino here had some cheering the loss of a business that would be sure to create jobs and boost the economy. Recently released data show that a second Philadelphia casino would indeed be a boon to the economy. According to the state House Gaming Oversight Committee, another casino would add $144 million to $177 million in economic activity.
March 22, 1990 |
One big event in Atlantic City this spring has everyone nervous. The Taj Mahal, Donald Trump's $1.1 billion casino-hotel, opens its doors April 2, and celebrates a grand opening May 18 and 19 with Elton John. Everyone is nervous because the Taj Mahal will become Atlantic City's largest casino-hotel - the casino floor alone measures three acres - at a time when the number of gamblers coming to the city has leveled off. To break even, the Taj has to make gamblers lose more than $1 million each day. That means a variety of attractions designed to grab new gamblers - as well as taking them away from existing casinos.
May 15, 1987 |
What's in a name? Lawsuits and threatened lawsuits, if you're an Atlantic City casino. Consider: Bally Manufacturing, which owns Bally's Park Place in Atlantic City, yesterday held a big 1950s style pep rally for 3,000 employees of its newly purchased Golden Nugget casino to announce its new name for the property: Bally's Nugget. Bruce Levin, Golden Nugget general counsel, responded fast, telling the Atlantic City Press that the name is improper. He said Bally's purchase agreement specifies that it can't use the name Bally's Golden Nugget or anything similar on the casino it bought for $440 million.